Director: Bernard Rose - Director, PLAYBOY - INSIDE OUT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTOR'S SET
Theatrical Release: 1994
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 120 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
A lush, epic staging of the life and loves of Ludwig Van Beethoven, this film examines the tempestuous composer through one man's search for Beethoven's supposed "Immortal Beloved." The sequence involving the first public performance of the Ninth Symphony is particularly stirring.;
|Language Usage||Closed Captioned|
|Extra Info||Special Edition; Closed Caption; Subtitled Spanish|
Gary Oldman - British actor, SID AND NANCY/TRUE ROMANCE
Isabella Rossellini - Italian Actress, BLUE VELVET
Johanna Ter Steege - Dutch Actress
Bernard Rose - Director, PLAYBOY - INSIDE OUT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTOR'S SET
"...Beethoven dazzlingly impersonated by [Oldman]....An extremely ambitious classical music video..."
"...It exerts an irresistible pull....Fine as an evocation of an artist who was able to hold the cosmos between two deaf ears." -- Rating: B
"...[The] tiny details show that someone has done their homework..."
"...A film that imagines the mental states of Beethoven with a series of images as vivid and convincing as a dream..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "Oldman gets the madness of the man perfectly; but the real star of the show is Rose, who time and again finds brilliant evocations of Beethoven's music..."